About Honor Ridge and Our Mission

Honor Ridge Student in Science Class - Private Special Education School, Clark NJHonor Ridge Academy is a New Jersey state-approved private school for students with disabilities, located in Clark, New Jersey, and has earned accreditation by Middle States Association Commission of Elementary and Secondary Schools.

For more than 40 years, we have been committed to life-changing special education services for students in grades K-12 with social, emotional, learning, and behavioral disabilities.

We offer a rigorous academic program and highly individualized instruction that provides our students with a solid foundation on which to build their future. Our rich array of therapeutic and behavioral supports, provided by experienced educators in a family-like environment, offer children, adolescents, and young adults – and their families – hope.

Honor Ridge Academy offers students a new perspective so they can see a new future.


The Honor Ridge Academy Mission

We provide students with the tools and opportunities they need to progress academically, mature emotionally and develop socially, in order to become productive participants at home, at school and in the community.

We help each student leverage strengths to achieve success. Our educators deliver a comprehensive and highly individualized program that incorporates academics, technology, social skills, art and music, practical life skills, health and physical education, as well as behavior management.

At Honor Ridge Academy, we embrace the Nurtured Heart® approach in all daily interactions. We use positive behavioral supports consistently across all aspects of the program.


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Approvals & Acceditations

Honor Ridge Academy is a New Jersey state-approved private school for students with disabilities, and has earned accreditation by Middle States Association Commission of Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Honor Ridge Academy is a member of ASAH, NAPSEC and The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of North Jersey.